How to structure a sharepoint site for a college department with different disciplines?

I am tasked with creating a sharepoint site for the IT department of a College. The IT department is made up of three disciplines, Engineering, IT and Environment. Each discipline wants to move their research data to SharePoint, but not share it with other discipline members. However, some Engineering and IT units are part of multiple courses across the 2 disciplines, but Environment does not overlap with other disciplines. How do I design the site and create a site hierarchy and permission groups?

sharepoint online – capturing the time that the issue spent in each department

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visas – Does the United States Department of State issue any US record clearance letter?

I am a French citizen, US permanent resident, California resident, and currently located in California, US. I am applying for a visa: the visa application requires a letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record. In my case, the embassy of the country I am applying the visa for is telling me that they accept the following two options to obtain the US record clearance letter:

  1. From the FBI
  2. From the State Department (a.k.a. United States Department of State)

I know how to do it for the FBI, but I couldn’t find information on how to get such a letter directly from the United States Department of State.

usa – Applying for a visa requiring a US record clearance letter: is it faster to get it from the California DOJ (Department of Justice) or the FBI?

I am a French citizen, US permanent resident, California resident and currently located in California, US. I am applying for some visa: the visa application requires a letter of verification stating that the applicant has no criminal record, which must be issued from a US state or Federal Bureau of Investigation. In my case, obtaining the US record clearance letter from a US state I believe means that I have to request a record clearance from the California DOJ (Department of Justice) for visa/Iimigration purposes on https://oag.ca.gov/fingerprints/visaimmigration

Is it faster to get a record clearance letter from the California DOJ (Department of Justice) or the FBI? (faster = time to get the record clearance after applying for it).

visas – Need to apostille my background check via US Department of State; what are the steps after digital fingerprinting at USPS?

For a visa, I am required to have an FBI background check, and to additionally apostille it (is that even a verb i haven’t heard of this word until this process). I have to do it through the US Department of State according to the visa instructions.
http://overseas.mofa.go.kr/us-sanfrancisco-en/wpge/m_20623/contents.do says:

“① FBI criminal background check ② apostilled by U.S. Department of State, Office of Authentications
① Fill out the application form electronically at https://www.edo.cjis.gov/#/ and get finger print at USPS (Appointment only) ② Federal documents such as FBI clearances are authenticated by U.S. Department of State, Office of Authentications https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/records-and-authentications/authenticate-your-document/office-of-authentications.html”

But two things: I still haven’t gotten my email results back from the USPS / FBI and it’s been 2 weeks, and second, am I supposed to print it out and send it or do i need to have it officially be printed as an official document?
Thanks in advance.

fraud – How does a fraudulent credit card charge to a Department of State work?

First of all, we don’t know if the charge really came from the NY Department of State. This could be a company using a similar name to make it look like NY Department of State and thus get away with it, for some time, as it might be overlooked by NY residents.

Second, assuming the charge was indeed done by NY Department of State I see a few possibilities.

NY DoS might have a platform which allows paying with one credit card, then reversing it by crediting another one. It doesn’t seem a good idea for the malfeasants to use a Government Agency for committing fraud, but I guess this would be an option.

A second possibility would be the following. Let’s suppose John Doe owes them $200. Instead of paying, he goes to a criminal Alphonse Gabriel which agrees to pay their debt of $200 in exchange of receiving only $100. Alphonse Gabriel pays the sum with a stolen credit card, and receives 100 legit US dollars. John Doe manages to only pay half the sum.

This wouldn’t be very bright for John Doe, either, as he would be located when investigating the credit card fraud, and -if found- he would have a much bigger problem that such $200 debt. But Alphonse Gabriel may not care about that.

A third option would be that a payment gateway have some unsecured system which allows a merchant to get payments stating as sender a different company (by changing some merchant id, perhaps). If then the charge-backs go to the NY Department of State, which might not scrutiny much the charge-backs it gets, that could be profitable. Or, if it was the result of a misconfiguration (e.g. a small shop which is charging everyone as the NY Department of State) this could be similar to the first case.

If there was a small company appearing as “NYS DOS CORP 518 473 8 ALBANY NY”, it may not be much noticed by the people who knows what that charge is for, and only raise suspicion when they receive some fraudulent purchases which end up on completely random people statements.

A fourth possibility would be that it somehow was legitimate (maybe some proceeding that is handled out-of-state? or a contractor of several states that issued your charge with the wrong sender?)

Finally, remember that you can dispute the charge at your bank, and have it reversed. Given that someone seems to have been able to use it, I would recommend getting a new one issued.

fraud – How does a frauulent credit card charge to a Department of State work?

First of all, we don’t know if the charge really came from the NY Department of State. This could be a company using a similar name to make it look like NY Department of State and thus get away with it, for some time, as it might be overlooked by NY residents.

Second, assuming the charge was indeed done by NY Department of State I see a few possibilities.

NY DoS might have a platform which allows paying with one credit card, then reversing it by crediting another one. It doesn’t seem a good idea for the malfeasants to use a Government Agency for committing fraud, but I guess this would be an option.

A second possibility would be the following. Let’s suppose John Doe owes them $200. Instead of paying, he goes to a criminal Alphonse Gabriel which agrees to pay their debt of $200 in exchange of receiving only $100. Alphonse Gabriel pays the sum with a stolen credit card, and receives 100 legit US dollars. John Doe manages to only pay half the sum.

This wouldn’t be very bright for John Doe, either, as he would be located when investigating the credit card fraud, and -if found- he would have a much bigger problem that such $200 debt. But Alphonse Gabriel may not care about that.

A third option would be that a payment gateway have some unsecured system which allows a merchant to get payments stating as sender a different company (by changing some merchant id, perhaps). If then the charge-backs go to the NY Department of State, which might not scrutiny much the charge-backs it gets, that could be profitable. Or, if it was the result of a misconfiguration (e.g. a small shop which is charging everyone as the NY Department of State) this could be similar to the first case.

If there was a small company appearing as “NYS DOS CORP 518 473 8 ALBANY NY”, it may not be much noticed by the people who knows what that charge is for, and only raise suspicion when they receive some fraudulent purchases which end up on completely random people statements.

A fourth possibility would be that it somehow was legitimate (maybe some proceeding that is handled out-of-state? or a contractor of several states that issued your charge with the wrong sender?)

Finally, remember that you can dispute the charge at your bank, and have it reversed. Given that someone seems to have been able to use it, I would recommend getting a new one issued.

wallet recovery – Is there a ‘BTC Refund Department’?

I have been scammed 6 months ago

Then criminals expect you to be gullible and foolish. You are a prime target for them. So they’ll try new ways to trick you.

BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT

No such thing.

synchronise my wallet with the address

They want to fool you with a watch-only address, where your wallet shows an amount of money that belongs to someone else not to you. Addresses are not secret. Anyone can add any bitcoin address to their wallet but that doesn’t give you any control over money.

Bitcoin wallets do not actually contain money. Wallets contain a secret number called a private-key that a wallet can use to control money. Importing an address doesn’t give your wallet this secret number.

the amount is under my name

That’s not how bitcoin works.

Some businesses that sell bitcoin might ask buyers to set up a named account but that’s outside the real Bitcoin system.

hi is asking 10% of the amount to be added

This is often called “advance fee fraud”. Don’t be tricked. There is never a need to pay any fee to release money. If there were, it could just be deducted from the amount being returned, you wouldn’t have to pay it first. This is a favourite trick of confidence tricksters.

Is this true or is just another scammer

It’s not true. It is just another scam.


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blockchain – BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT

I have been scammed 6 months ago

Then criminals expect you to be gullible and foolish. You are a prime target for them. So they’ll try new ways to trick you.

BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT

No such thing.

synchronise my wallet with the address

They want to fool you with a watch-only address, where your wallet shows an amount of money that belongs to someone else not to you. Addresses are not secret. Anyone can add any bitcoin address to their wallet but that doesn’t give you any control over money.

Bitcoin wallets do not actually contain money. Wallets contain a secret number called a private-key that a wallet can use to control money. Importing an address doesn’t give your wallet this secret number.

the amount is under my name

That’s not how bitcoin works.

Some businesses that sell bitcoin might ask buyers to set up a named account but that’s outside the real Bitcoin system.

hi is asking 10% of the amount to be added

This is often called “advance fee fraud”. Don’t be tricked. There is never a need to pay any fee to release money. If there were, it could just be deducted from the amount being returned, you wouldn’t have to pay it first. This is a favourite trick of confidence tricksters.

Is this true or is just another scammer

It’s not true. It is just another scam.


US's Food and Drug Administration and Department of Treasury began using Blockchain

As per Cointelegraph, due to blockchain’s natural resistance to tampering, along with its transparency, efficiency, security and flexibility, makes it a perfect choice for Federal departments to adopt it. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), for example, needed a way to track H1N1 virus spread that begun to infect people again in 2017. They found that blockchain is the most efficient way to do it, so the officials there has successfully developed an blockchain-powered application that…

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